Tools I use

 

Here’s the list of tools I use as part of my workflow:

Digikam is THE tool at the core of my workflow.
It’s a complete and very powerful Digital Asset Management solution for Linux.I use it to maintain my collection of images, tag, rank, comment, export the photos and I use it as a launchpad for the other editors.get it at http://www.digikam.org
UFRaw is a simple and efficient tool to develop your camera’s RAW files.
That’s the tool I currently use, either manually or in batch-mode.
It doesn’t have all the features one could hope for but it has the advantage of being stable.get it at: http://ufraw.sourceforge.net
Having used UFRaw for a while, I’ve also faced its limitations compared to what commercial tools can accomplish so I’m slowly transitioning to a more complete tool that is now OpenSource call Rawtherapee.get it at: http://www.rawtherapee.com
 No need to present The Gimp …That’s the tool I use for all my image manipulations …

get it at: http://www.gimp.org

 I use Hugin when I need to assemble panoramas …get it at: http://hugin.sourceforge.net
 Pano2VR is a commercial product … Couldn’t find an open source alternative …I use this tool to produce Flash content to display Virtual Reality tours out of 360° x 180° Panoramas.

get it at: http://www.gardengnomesoftware.com

  3 Responses to “Tools I use”

  1. hi, I found your website really useful…
    What do you use for remote control?
    I’m quite new to ubunto and didn’t find any software to control my camera.

    thank you

    • Hi Luca,
      I couldn’t find such a piece of software either …
      But then, since I shoot mostly outdoors, I use a regular remote control or an intervalometer when shooting time-lapses …
      For focusing, I’m glad for the Live View feature on my Canon 60D ! It used to be more complicated with my older Rebel 😉

  2. Hi Luca, hi Vincent,

    I just stepped over Luca’s question and gphoto2 came to my mind. This is a comand-line tool for camera remote control via USB. I tried it out a little and was able to automatically shoot time-lapses with pre-defined intervals. You can find more information on http://gphoto.org/. It’s included in the Debian repositories, so it is most likely also available under Ubuntu.

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